Guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is clear: it recommends universal indoor masking in schools for all children ages two and up, as well as staff, teachers, and visitors, regardless of vaccination status. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is similarly clear in its recommendation that all children two and over engage in universal masking indoors at school.
3-part blog series
The summer 2021 surge in COVID-19 cases, despite widespread vaccination in the U.S., is particularly concerning for those focused on child health. Several factors have coincided to create a crisis of the spread of COVID-19 through a more infectious mutated strain (the Delta variant)–the continued low adult vaccination rate in parts of the country; the nuances of vaccinating children for COVID; and the pending start of a new school year, mostly in-person…. continue reading
Experts urge that widespread adult vaccination is key to protecting children while so many are still unable to be vaccinated. Since the end of April, one COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for use in teens and tweens ages 12 to 17. Vaccination rates by age group is in the graphic…continue reading
The upcoming school year, which has already begun in many parts of the country, is already not the ones parents imagined it to be. The rapid rise of the Delta variant, a more contagious variant than prior ones, combined with lower-than-expected vaccination rates to create a fourth wave of COVID-19 infections across the nation. Parents who had been…continue reading